Wednesday, May 28, 2014

That Elusive, Undying Flavor

The hunger never leaves
and it rarely takes a break.

Like a furnace,
it keeps demanding
coal, fuel,
lest its flame die.

The world is one
endless smorgasbord
of desire and temptation
and I have committed
to keeping kosher.

Tamed desires are
merely tastes and
preferences,
and
I want
that wildfire,
so consuming,
an all-encompassing conflagration
moving with such velocity
that I no longer care
whether I am alive
or I am dying.

When I find
that thing,
that elusive, unending flavor,
I will consume it
and consume it
and consume it

until I can
no longer
desire it,
or anything else,
ever again.

4 comments:

  1. that fire will take us if we consume too much of it
    unless of course it is something worthy
    our death to all other
    desires.

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  2. Is it possible to be completely consumed by desire & temptation to the point you no longer desire it? I can think of food but this kind of passion never lets up ~ Enjoyed this one ~ Hope you are having a wonderful week ~

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  3. "An endless smorgasbord of desire and temptation" and you've committed to keeping kosher! Love the metaphor. You know, kosher can be delicious too...

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  4. This works on all levels Buddah.

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